Job Description

Under the direction of a member of the faculty, the Bioinformatician is responsible for the design, development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting from studies that are laboratory based. The position will entail the establishment and maintenance of applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interaction with individual lab members on customized research projects, as well independent projects that are the solely computational.

• Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by members of the laboratory
• In collaboration with a faculty member, generate customized programming solutions to improve user interaction with available bioinformatics resources
• Assist in the implementation of programs for microarray analysis, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, cis regulatory motif identification, and multi-genome protein motif searches
• Local establishment and customization of model organism genomic databases and tools for batch sequence analysis utilizing these resources
• Interpret and present study results in support of laboratory members
• Provide tabular and written summaries of approaches and analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts or grant applications, as well as media for presentation at scientific meetings
• Develop and implement custom bioinformatics programming solutions in collaboration with lab as necessary
• Coordinate and collaborate with other research computing expertise at the Medical School as necessary
• Participate in conference calls and data management meetings as needed
• Perform other duties as required.

• BS in computer science or a related discipline
• 0-1 year of related experience
• Strong background in statistical methodology, software languages and computer systems (Perl, C++, R, MySQL, etc.)
• Experience in writing basic search algorithms and the ability to generate new algorithms and programs for custom data manipulation and analysis
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

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